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Statement on matching language to the type of evidence used in describing outcomes data
  1. Heart Group Editors
  1. Department of Cardiology, London Chest Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Adam Timmis, Department of Cardiology, London Chest Hospital, London E2 9JX, UK; adamtimmis{at}

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There are many different types of studies that can be conducted to provide evidence for clinical and outcomes research, including but not limited to retrospective observational analyses, case-control studies and randomised controlled trials. Each of these analyses has strengths and limitations, but most importantly, they all result in different types …

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